cover image: Israel’s Operation - Swords of Iron Update - April 1, 2024


Israel’s Operation - Swords of Iron Update - April 1, 2024

1 Apr 2024

The Times of Israel noted that “the reference to the projectile’s origin being to the east appears to confirm a claim by the Islamic Resistance of Iraq that it fired on Israel.” » The IDF specified later that day that the damaged building in Eilat was at a Navy base. [...] » Eyewitnesses told AFP that Palestinians guarding the aid convoy shot in the air and that Israeli forces opened fire, but the IDF said it “has no record of the incident described.” l On March 30, Israel contested the findings in a report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) that famine was imminent in Gaza. [...] The Prime Minister told the head of the Mossad, David Barnea, and the head of the Shin Bet internal security agency, Ronen Bar, that they will have “room to operate” during the talks, but they are not likely to participate in the Cairo negotiations. [...] » After the United States abstained on March 25 from a UN Security Council resolution that called for a ceasefire and the release of the hostages but did not condition the former on the latter, Prime Minister Netanyahu canceled a delegation of Israeli officials that was scheduled to visit the United States. [...] » The report cited a former Jordanian information minister as saying that Hamas has initiated “an attempt to set fire to the Jordanian street and put pressure on the Jordanian government” and undermine Jordan’s “political establishment, the army and the security forces.” » According to the former minister, Samih Almaiita, Hamas has incited much of the activity, including nightly protests in the ca.
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